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was the last remaining holdout after a dozen players accepted drug suspensions from mlb. a-rod had been planning to make his debut the -- with the yankees tonight in chicago, and looks like he still will if he appeals the penalty, which we are told he will. the scandal involved a now-closed clinic in florida. a-rod is by far the highest profile player connected to it. he has earned more than 300 mental over the course of his career, and once seemed the candidate to become the next home run king. he is currently fifth on the list. alec rodriguez has been facing criticism from fans and commentators. the cover of the "new york post" puts it simply: just go. ed a tam -- adam houseley is live. we're expecting multiple news releases at this moment. >> yes, shepard. the first one i just got, it says in part, major league baseball issued the following discipline for violation office the joint drug prevention treatment program in relation to the biogeneral sis investigation. the south florida clinic we have been talking about. if you have been falling baseball, similar to the balco situation wi
are your sources or people in the mlb circle saying about this, whether, you know, what he says has any truth? >> yeah. there might be some traction to that. you know, for every 50 games a-rod gets suspended, the yankees sustain $7 million. you can do the math. 215 games for the suspension, the yankees say, clear over $30 million for that suspension and that's why people are suggesting to a-rod, yankees in major league baseball saying ban for life. suspend him for as long as possible saving money with him off the field and the suspension, you're suspended without pay. your contract for the time of the suspension is void. so, that's another reason a-rod is saying they were conspireing with major league baseball to keep him off the field to save money if he's not playing. >> all right. andy sholes, thank you for being with us. if you want more information on this and the pending game that a-rod is scheduled to play in tomorrow, go to bleacherreport.com. thanks so much, andy. appreciate it. >> no problem. >>> a big story we're following today, 22 u.s. embassies and consulates closed. ameri
tonight. as the embattled third baseman has vowed to fight his suspension. when we return, former mlb stars will join us live from the mlb studi studios, for the latest tonight. he accused me of being controlled by fear and hate and called me a little chicken man. little chicken man himself is gutless and doesn't have the guts to come on the program and defend his tweets as he hides behind his rock 'n' roll make-up. >>> also, a bus beating is caught on tape. you can cast your vote, video of the day, option number two. freak mechanical error caused an unlucky bowler a perfect game. ouch! >> looking for perfection. 300. >> long ball. did you see that? the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? ask your doctor about prescription toviaz. one toviaz pill a day significantly reduces sudden urges and accidents, for 24 hours. if you have certain stomach
rodriguez, he stepped on the field and received that not so warm welcome. now, the mlb is suspending rodriguez without pay for the remaining 211 games through the 2014 season amid allegations about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before suiting up for the game against the white sox, rodriguez and the yankees held a press conference tachl. a take a look at what the embattled third baseman had to say. >> i'm not saying anything about mlb or anything that's going on. i'm saying this is a process, this is america, you have the opportunity to defend yourself, and i think the process, like all americans, will have the opportunity to defend ourselves in a due process, and i think that's what we'll have today and i'll have my day. >> the 38-year-old also vowed to repeal and fight the suspension, and with a repeal, he remains eligible to play until a decision is reached. he did admit a year ago that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, but he has repeatedly denied using them since then. fox's own adam hounsley. adam, what do you got? >> it's been quite
. newspapers slammed him, calling him a dope and dammed yankee. what a bum. remember the mlb disciplined these other 12 players yesterday, but rodrigez is the only one appealing his suspension, which is far worse than the others. joining me are former major leaguers harold reynolds and billy ripken. welcome to the show. >> thank you. thanks for having us, appreciate it. >> i'll ask you both this question, harold, i'll start with you, he almost has to appeal this because he's 38 years old, 211 games, you wouldn't put on a uniform again until 2015. >> you're right. you look at it from alex's perspective, at 38 he doesn't play ever again if you put him in this situation, where he just says, i'll take the 211 games. you can't sit out this season and next and think you have a chance to play. you look at it from that perspective, i understand why he appealed the whole thing. >> what do you think? >> i agree with that. if you look at a. rod's situation, he goes through this year and into next year, it will be a long time for a guy getting to his age, i don't think there's any doubt about that,
are reporting the yankee's third base man is desperately trying to strike a deal with mlb officials. that move will reportedly spare him a lifetime ban for using performance enhancing drugs and trying to cover it up. ainsley earhardt is with us. >> the alex rodriguez saga might be nearing it's climax. he is negotiating a deal with major league baseball. it will result in a lengthy suspension and prevent a lifetime ban something sources say many league officials were pulling for. rodriguez deciding to negotiate after seeing all of the evidence that major degree baseball has against him. the league reportedly has documents proving a rod coerced a witness in the league performance enhancing drugs investigation. there is evidence linking him to an owner of an anti-aging clinic who he bought it. that owner anthony bosch recently decide to do cooperate and provide detailed information from mlb as a way to avoid any legal action. 38-year-old rodriguez admitted to using them in the past but denied taking any after the 2003 season. he has never been suspended by the league for any drug violations and h
and prospective players. mlb issued this statement. the minor league drug program covers all players at the club academies and the dominican republic and venezuela. we conducted over 2,000 tests in latin america last season. back in the dominican republic the current situation doesn't change the pride the players feel about the numerous players. >> translator: we'll keep loving on both players in spite of what has happened. >> rafael romo is here with us. this stuff's all over the place, widely available. >> the main problem is the lack of oversight in some of these countries. we're not trying to single out any particular country. the dominican republic has most of the foreign players to the major league. some can be sold over the counter. you can get them from a doctor. a contact was telling me even some of the situations used for injured horses, in essence, steroids, are used by some of these players. when you ask mlb they say no, we are very proactive about this. >> we talked to that writer yesterday and they said they're tl trying to have their anabolic cake and eat it too. the league is tur
.com and mlb on fox, and jeff foster, sports editor for "the wall street journal." thanks for joining us this morning. this is not a happy day for the mlb regardless of a-rod but there are other all-stars being implicated in all this and they face 50-game suspensions. what does this say about major league baseball, jeff? >> i think major league baseball is obviously trying to make a statement here and in many ways they're trying to make alex rodriguez the scapegoat for all this. they have had a lot of problems for steroids for a long time. this goes back to the late '90s. they turn ad blind eye on it for a while and they're trying to catch up to clean up the sport. even after the new drug testing rules it is still an epidemic. kelly: ken, if a-rod faces the kind of suspension we're hearing, he could be suspended for 214 games. is that a equivalent for a lifetime ban for him? he is what, now, 38? he would be 40 by the time the ban would end? would he be able to play? >> very good question. if he sits out this season and next and that obviously will not happen because he is playing through
then that the mlb's announce many comes on the same day that a-rod is slated to make his season debut after several injuries have kept him away from the big leagues for over nine months. yankee outfielder vernon wells summed up the situation saying it should be a bit of a circus. according to the mlb, rodriguez not only abusd banned substances but also tried to destroy evidence once an investigation was under way. in typical achlt rod fashion, a-rod is placing the blame on everyone but a-rod. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field and that's not my teammates and it is not the yankee fans. when all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning. >> the man accused of cheefting claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the ha
and other sports ban its use. the mlb also suspended 12 other players for 50 games. three of those players are former or current all stars. but none is as high profile as alex rodriguez. the three-time american league mvp has earned a whopping $300 million over his career. he is right now fifth on the all-time home run list. a rod also faces the most serious accusations in this scandal by far. we have team fox coverage of today's developments. trace gallagher is live with more on those other 12 players. first, let's get to adam housley. a rod spoke in about the last hour. take us through it if you would. is it is about a half an hour ago. never commented on whether he he took performance enhancing drugs. he summed up the situation like this. >> there is nothing about it has been easy. all of it has been challenging. i'm sure there has been mistakes made along the way. we're here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries. i have had two knee surgeries. i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> right before that his manager h
allowed to suit up for the yanks as he repeals his 211 game suspension. mlb says he violated the basic agreement. a-rod is of course accused of using performance-enhancing drugs oz peds and trying to obstruct the investigation of the biogenesis firm where he supposedly got them. at a pregame press conference, he told us how hard his life is. his incredibly comfortable drefnled in wealth difficult life but he did not deny using peds. >> for the last seven months, has been a nightmare. >> like i said, i think we'll have a chance to discuss all of that and we'll talk about it then. >> john: once he got up to bat, the fans this chicago let him know their verdict. >> alex rodriguez. [crowd booing] >> john: our next guest says though we may be missing part of the story. very important part. dave zirin joins us from d.c., the sports editor for "the nation," he's also the author of "game over" has politics has turned the sports world upside down. mr. zirin, welcome back. >> great to be here, john. >> john: thank you so much. you've said there is a real hypocrisy surrounding baseball. can you e
rodriguez yet. we are awaiting a release from major league baseball. mlb source tells him there will be a release and no presser. it looks like they are leaning to a couple of releases and a lot of speculation that a rod will be suspended from this year and the entirity of 2014. and the commissioner could ban him for life under the collective bargaining agreement. it could be a major stand off here and we await the major developments. >> this is a shocking scene in california. a power plant implosion goes terribly wrong. and hundreds of people had gathered in bakersville to watch the demolition and flying snap nel injured some. >> they would implode this thing and a huge crowd gathered to see it and people were camping out overnight to make sure they had front row seats and they set up a security perimeter around the plant and the fire department pushed it back further to be safe. it was not far enough. and remember, in an implosion, things are supposed to fall in and listen to the implosion and watch the shrapnel fly. looking at the shrapnel. it is difficult to see. the p
games. speaking of another possible suspension a rod sources say mlb want to ban the yankee through next season. he is trying to reach a deal to avoid a lifetime ban. the talks stalled because he wants to cash in on some of the $100 million that he is still owed from his contract. >> an emotion dmal after the trial of ariel castro. >> he was sentenced to life in prison without parole as you were saying, but before being sent away one of his victims faced her abductor one last time. marianne rafferty has the emotional story. >> standing in front of a packed courtroom and her captor michelle knight one of the three victimized for more than 10 years had her moment of revenge. >> i spent 11 years in hell now your hell is just beginning. i will not let you define me or who i am. i will live on, you will die a little every day. >> castro agreed to a plea deal that will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life but spare him the death penalty. despite admitting guilt he is still saying he's a victim. >> i am not a monster, i am sick. >> he was painted as a monster by psychiatrist. the first
and a dozen others have been fingered by the mlb for using performance-enhancing drugs, particularly this clinic in florida, or frequenting it, where all of this went down. rodriguez, the only one of those players fingered who is appealings. we'll keep you posted. >> new signs the healthcare law rollout may be down and out because of growing union opposition. i want you a take a look at this picture of politico. this is not a typical viewer of cnbc. shows a lone volunteer working the phones at a proobamacare event in virginia just yesterday. a lot of empty seats around hear. while it is not indicative of all of these types of events, at politico reports this is not a good start, and dr. ben carson says it's not reason to stop the whole healthcare law right now. i was just kidding about the cnbc. i used to work there love the people there but having said that, doctor, when you lose, for example, unions that were instrumental in getting this over the finish line, and now they're worried about their plans being taxed because they're especially generous, you lost the final wall of port,
role of numerous performance enhancing substances including testosterone. mlb officials saying he attempted to cover up his violations and obstruct their violation. rodriguez says he'll appeal. in the past, he denied a connection to the head of biogenesis and taking p.e.d.s from the clinic. when asked more than once to clarify, he dodged the questions. >> we'll have a forum to discuss all of that and talk about it then. >> reporter: some fans did show their support for rodriguez. most felt this way. >> i think he did cheat. he needs to be punished in some way. >> you have been doing steroids and you still can't hit so why are you on the team. part of me likes him and part of me hates him at the same time. >> he did have one hit. he had one hit last night. the yankees lost. you saw what you are going to see for weeks and weeks and weeks, including here in new york. people booed and chanted loudly when he was at bat. >> to see the kids congregated to get a glimpse of him or to sign something. he's not a good role model. cheating is not the way to do it. >> he fights performance enha
for a player's cheating? on monday alex rodriguez made his season debut shortly after mlb suspended him for using performance enhancing drugs. and he wasn't met with cheers as i had predicted earlier. before the match a-rod said he would appeal the 211-game ban. that is like six seasons. and he called the last seven months a nightmare and the worst time of his life. >> i'm sure there has been mistakes made along the way. we are here now. i am a human being. i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries. i am fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> true. and then afterward he wiped his butt with an actual hope diamond. i didn't even know they made those anymore. you know what we are going to do with this story? we will discuss it somewhere, probably in -- >> lightning roooooouuuunnndd. lightning round. >> bill, you were at the game last night and i mean the baseball game. >> yes. >> did you get a comment from a-rod because you said you would. >> yes, but i misunderstood what a-rod meant. aaron rodriguez, the guy i brought to the ga
league suspension on doping and connections to doping clinic. mlb is considering a lifetime ban if a rod doesn't cop a deal. he sure sounds like someone expecting to place next week. >> are you confident that you are going to be in chicago? >> yeah. yep. unless i get hit by lightning and these days you never know. >> alisyn: god, are you listening? [ laughter ] major league baseball expected to announce what players are being suspended monday. this morning, the power ball jackpot has grown to it $300 million, if you will both excuse me, i need to go some place right now. the drawing is tonight so you are running out of time to have your strike at striking it rich. tickets are two bucks apiece. buy them in 43 states, washington, d.c., and the virgin islands. the odds of hitting all numbers, 1 in 75.2 million. >> that's all? >> there you go. peter. >> peter: rehab game. are all those people in rehab in that game? >> alisyn: i don't know what that term means. >> peter: that's an interesting term. >> alisyn: i wasn't sure about that a sports thing i didn't get. >> peter: okay. >> alisyn: ric
mlb suspension comes down by then. nbc's ron mott has been tracking all of this in new york. do we expect the suspension to come down? i know his lawyers said they were going to fight anything. are they trying to work out a deal? >> that's the rumorumor, that they're trying to work out a deal. last night, some of the reports were that both sides have essentially walked away from one another because they're so far away from a deal. no one really knows. i think we need one of those msnbc clocks to show lounge this a-rod watch has gone on. i think i'm on day nine here. essentially, it boils down to this, whether he will accept a suspension that the league is going to push for, a pretty substantial suspension, or if he doesn't, they can't work out a deal, there are reports that the commissioner is ready to issue this lifetime ban, which will keep a-rod off the field indefinitely. he, of course, can appeal that. no one knows for sure. what we know for sure is he's scheduled to play tonight in trenton, new jersey, for the thunder, a aa team down there, a yankee organization. presumably,
't do so by tomorrow, mlb could ban him playing for life, all over use of performance enhancing drugs. he wants to play with the yankees so bad, he is going to fly to chicago. >> a-rod, not how his career was supposed to end. we'll see what happens. he could still appeal if there's a suspension. joe gerardi says they're going to pencil him in the lineup tomorrow against chicago. >> what does that mean? >> pencil is not permanent. we'll see. baseball may suspend him for not only the rest of this season but the rest of next season as well. technically he can appeal it, but there's a clause in the latest collective bargaining agreement that bud selig can use if it is for the best interest of the sport, can overrule all appeals, say a-rod is gone. >> really. there you go for him. keep us up to date. would you? >>> tiger woods is kind of the tiger woods, prescandal. >> he hasn't won a major since the scandal, won another nonmajor today, bun by seven strokes. he is 0 and 17 since the scandal in the majors, trails jack nicklaus for that record. with this victory, he is three tournaments from
game suspension, includes the rest of this year and all of next year. mlb cited use of performance enhancing drug, trying to cover it up and obstruct the investigation. rodriguez will appeal and is expected to speak in moments. the appeal allows him to keep playing, play thaeb and bat cleanup for the yankees as they take on the white sox in chicago. the 38 stands to lose 38 million for this year and next if this stands. but that's not all. >> this is a stain keeps him out of hall of fame, keep him from breaking the all-time home run record, and now he is another guy who had a lot of talent who people enjoyed watching play who is staying forever. >> and says i am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight this through the process. he wasn't the only player suspended, including big names like nelson cruz, an outfielder and detroit tigers johnny peralta had 50 suspensions. they're in the middle of a pennant race. the appeal could be heard in ten days. there have been calls to move up the process. potentially, a-rod could play another 20 games before it is all decided
number but that's what they calculated his batting average would have been without the drugs. >> mlb baseball suspended him a total of 211 games. otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. >> it grew last suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his seventh tour de france. >> he said is he going to appeal the decision and keep playing. even anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. just get out! it starts with something little, like taking a first step. and then another. and another. and if you do it. and your friends do it. and their friends do it... soon we'll be walking our way to awareness, support and an end to alzheimer's disease. and that? that would be big. grab your friends and family and start a team today. register at alz.org [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to discover a hybrid from the luxury car company that understands that one type of hybrid isn't right for everyone. come to the lexus golden opportunity sales event and choose from one of five lexus hybrids that's right for you, including the lexus es and ct hy
. what we have right now in terms of the game, it's a waiting game to see what mlb decides to do specifically in terms of that suspension. >> jason, let me jump in. i think rachel nichols is about to break the news. rachel, what are you learning in the last 60 seconds that we haven't been talking? >> you may have seen me leaning over my desk. i was reading a press release from major league baseball. they have announced the suspensions of the 12 players, the players who have accepted their 50-game suspensions. they have not included alex rodriguez on that statement, so we are still waiting for the a-rod portion of this. but it is notable, 12 players suspended for using performance enhancing drugs. several star players on that list including johnny peralta of the detroit tigers, including nelson cruz of the texas rangers, guys who are basically saying, i give. you caught me. and they are accepting these suspensions. that is huge. we are still awaiting word of what's going to go on with alex rodriguez. interesting to see this trickle out the way it is. i mentioned that espn report t
in baseball, mlb expanding its video process next season giving managers a tool they never had . calls will be reviewed by a crew in mlb headquarters in new york city. the proposal is to be voted on by team owners in november. >> welcome to the 21st century. finally -- >> this bad boy is taking it to a whole new level. we're talking about a flying bat. the bat boy scoops up the creature in his glove and has fun scaring players in the dugout. then he sets it free. >> what year left? >> i'm going to be a junior. >> plenty of time to get another internship in. the ultimate thrill, toss to maria. >> now maria, what's the weather? >> by the way, you do sports. we're in new york city city and we have two boston fans from boston. big red sox fans? >> yes, huge. >> another person over there wearing a boston hat and also a huge fan. >> how are you? i got to run. >> another day you're looking at, temperatures below average, waking up to temperatures only in the 40s. 45 in international false, and green bay, 52. a beautiful day. as we head to the afternoon, we'll be in the low 80s in new york cit
league baseball. mlb is considering a lifetime ban for alex rodriguez and the yankees and others for eight more players. a big sports business story. duke, good to see you for stopping over. i guess the basic question everybody in this town is talking about today is will alex rodriguez ever play baseball again? >> he will reach an agreement. originally thought he would fight lifetime suspension if he got it. i think he will try to cut a deal. connell: 38 years old already. >> knee surgery as well, let me keep him off the field as well. tough to come back after basically all of next year and then at age 28, let alone 38 with all these injuries. connell: record revenues last year, so you could argue as popular as it was in the height of the steroid era, that said as they come down hard on these players, what do you think the effect will be on the game next year? >> i think on the game of baseball and other sports. let's say alex rodriguez is banned for life, does that put pressure on other sports to follow suit and make their penalties, formants enhancing drugs tougher? if we look
growth hormone over the course of multiple years. mlb officials also alleging rodriguez attempted to cover up his violations and obstruct their investigation. rodriguez says he'll appeal. in the past, rodriguez has also denied a connection to the former head of biogenesis and taking peds from the clinic, but when asked more than once to clarify on monday, rodriguez dodged those questions. >> we will have a forum to discuss all of that and we will talk about it then. >> reporter: well, under the rules and regulation, rodriguez is allowed to keep playing while he appeals, but his all-star career forever tainted as well as the world of baseball. chris? >> appreciate the reporting from there, jason. >>> what does this mean for a-rod and for major league baseball? let's bring in rachel nichols joining us from rochester, new york. let's go through the punch points here. in perspective terms, what did yesterday mean historically for major league baseball? >> yeah, this is a big step forward for major league baseball. it basically told players we will find you. we don't need a positive te
haven't seen my brothers in a long time. >> mlb expected to announce rodriguez's punishment tomorrow. a-rod's attorneys have said he will appeal any suspension. >>> boy, is it a beautiful day in new york city. >> it is. >> temperate, too. >> here is rick. >> beautiful and temperattemper. heb how hot it was for that streech. >> it was awful. could barely breeze. >> i would take the three weeks of hot weather to have this nice stretch now. good trade. it's been spectacular across a lot of the great lakes and the northeast. temperatures well below averages. looks like the pattern will continue for a while. take a look at the werth maps and show you what is going on for your day today. across the east, another nice one. we'll see showers pop up across the southeast. the big problem with rain is across areas of kansas with with very heavy rain falling overnight. up to five inches in a couple hours. that's pulling to the east. they saw a lot of o rain yesterday. big problems there. down across the southwest where we've been seeing the monsoonal activity, take a look at this video out of arizo
on july 12th. that with mlb investigation about performance enhancing drugs. he also saw a new doctor without team approval. >>> despite his love of jogging and bicycle riding, he's always been a model of physical fitness. just last week underwent surgery to remove coronary artery or receive one after that was clogged. it's good news. >> with heart disease being the number one killer in our country, how can you be sure you're healthy enough to avoid the outcome. the doctor is here to reveal super foods to keep our heart healthy and help us live a longer life. nice to see you. >> nice to see you guys. >> what stands out like a sore thumb, i don't see any bread or processed carbohydrates. >> no processed foods. >> no processed food is a way to start. we have it broken down by color. start with red. tomatoes. >> red is lycopene, pigment that gives food coloring, a potent antioxidant. it can increase the build up of fatty plaque in the arteries, arthrosclerosis. >> what about citrus. >> think fiber. it works like a sticky glue i think so in test i think so to get cholesterol so you have i
. joining me now sports attorney steve olnick. >> thanks for having me. >> we don't know how much the mlb has on rodriguez but rye are there rumors of such a lengthy suspension? >> what happens is normally and typically how they get suspended is through especially in this particular instance is through the joint drug agreement but now the major league baseball is getting a little crafty and trying to go through the collective bargaining agreement whereby they're able to essentially suspend him for anything that is detrimental to the league so the process is we're going to suspend based off this evidence that who knows like you said they have in which they can have the right to suspend him. >> okay, and we know that a-rod has been, you know, quite very vociferous about that happening and what that implies if it happens. that said, steve, if he is found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs, how much money does he still have coming at him, and can you understand how the yankees would feel like really, we have to pay him upwards of maybe $100 million for nothing? >> correct. and that's
completely, no pub intended. >> it's not going to be a clean case what mlb is working here, we don't know the quality of their evidence, we don't know the quality of their witnesses and how this ends up. the mediator has the power here, he can settle in between. he can remove the suspension, which i would say would be pretty highly unlikely. he could uphold the suspension or settle somewhere in between, which is where i think most fans and people following this story feel where it should end up. you get the feeling if they did meet somewhere in between, it would be difficult for rodriguez. >> let's talk about him individually. let's say it's through 2014. he's 40 years old. he's been challenged by injuries. how much game will he have left in him at that point? >> his contract takes him through the year, 2017. the extension he signed back in 2007. so, there was an assumption that rodriguez was going to play until he was 42 years old. right now he's gone through two hip surgeries in the last two years, but he's still, you look at him as a player. he's still a little rusty in the minors but
in the penalty that mlb imposed but you didn't deny the charges. do you deny that you used p.e.d.s? >> we'll have a form to discuss all of that and we'll talk about it then. >> alex, do you feel that this is a witch hunt by major league baseball? >> a what? >> a witch hunt. >> i don't want to discuss that. i don't know what the motivation is for any of this. but i'm going to respect the process. i feel good that we have an opportunity to do that in the right platform. and we're going to state our case. >> what are the likelihoods that during the process of the appeal and you see the evidence that major league baseball may have against you, that you would drop that appeal and go on as life goes on? >> i'm sorry, repeat the first part of that question. >> what are the chances that during the appeal, you see the evidence that major league baseball has against you, they have to show you that, is it likely that you would back away from the appeal and go on and take the punishment? >> if i'm understanding your question properly, we've seen everything. again, there will be a time and a place for all of
of using steroids who admitted to it fall back in the same category knowing that mlb is looking at him closely? i think only an idiot would do that. >> reporter: only candid fans come from new york, heather. heather: that is true. adam housley, thank you. bill: home against detroit on friday night. we'll see how yankees fans react >>> word from mike emanuel on president george bush, 43 now. apparently he had a procedure yesterday in dallas. this was a statement put out moments ago, reading now, during president george w. bush's examination in the cooper clinic in dallas, a blockage discovered in the an artery in his heart. it continues, at the recommendation of his doctors, president bush agreed to have a extent placed to open the blockage. the procedure was performed successfully this morning without complication at texas health presbyterian hospital, dated august 6th. that would be this morning. president bush is in high spirits and eager to return home tomorrow to resume his normal schedule on thursday. he is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks
they calculated his batting average would have been without the drugs. >> mlb baseball suspended him a total of 211 games, otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. the league grew more suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his seventh tour de france. >> but he said he's going to appeal the decision and keep playing. even anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. just get out. >> wow. >> long season for a-rod. >> he does not wreak of winner-ness. >> major league baseball cracked down. a-rod hit the hardest. the third baseman got a suspension of 211 games, which officially begins on thursday but a-rod will continue to play with the yankees while he appeals the league's decision. that will probably not come until after the season. you can expect if he stays healthy to see a-rod on the field for the season. at the game in chicago last night, a-rod met with a chorus of boos. he went 1 for 4, hit a single, a bloop single in his first at-bat. the yankees lost 8-1 to the terrible white sox. a-rod may be the headline in all this but major league bas
. the all-star mvp said he had permission to use adderall from mlb but the permit ran out in april. it's the third time he tessed positive for a banned substance. this comes as a new lawyer for alex roddes said they wanted a surgeon to botch his hip surgery to avoid paying out his contract. yankees president randy levine called it bogus and urged a-rod's camp to release his medical record. >>> domestic violence victims facing eviction for calling 911. that's the battle for one woman nearly thrown out of her apartment after calling for help to stop a violent boyfriend. the reason, pennsylvania has a nuisance ordinance that says renters that call the cops three times in four months could be evicted. so she had apparently called 911 all these times and then used them all up. so the woman now is taking the town to court. >>> well, her dream was to walk down the aisle to duck calls. just imagine the look on the pennsylvania bride's faith when the star of her favorite show duck dynasty shows up at her wedding. there he is. that's willie surprising megan and her new husband charlie. he was si
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